Private wells


If you do have a private well, please consider having the water tested for heavy metals, such as arsenic, and make sure you have the annual bacterial test conducted by a certified lab

Public water systems are tested regularly for a variety of contaminants, but if you have a private well, regular testing is up to you. 

Owner's Guide to Wells, Minnesota Department of Health
Well Owner's Handbook, Minnesota Department of Health

Considering City Water?

Many properties currently using private wells in Shorewood have access to city water. Some of these properties have previously paid an assessment toward the connection fee. To see if your home is covered under a previous assessment payment or to get cost information, contact the city at 952.960.7900.

See city water connections for common questions, or contact the city, 952.960.7900, for more information and to check on the availability of city water for your property.